Nuclear Proliferation/Non-proliferation

2018 Ukrainian Nuclear History Fellowship

The Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP), a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, invites applications for a fellowship hosted in Odessa, Ukraine. The Fellowship is an opportunity for scholars and researchers to conduct research on themes pertaining to the nuclear history of Ukraine. This fellowship is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Iran and North Korea: Marriage of Convenience

The Trump administration has cited North Korea’s attainment of nuclear weapons and increasingly advanced missiles as a key reason for reexamining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. “What we're saying now with Iran is don't let it become the next North Korea,” U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on October 15.

Trump’s Asia Visit and North Korea Fever

All eyes will be on President Trump as he heads to Asia next week, with seething tensions over North Korea topping his diplomatic agenda. Global Fellow Jean H. Lee says that while Pyongyang’s neighbors are accustomed to anxiety about the nuclear threat, the temperature – and the stakes – are only continuing to rise: “It’s not the first time that we’ve had this fever. That said, we need this fever to subside.” Differences between the U.S.

Time for President Trump to Negotiate with North Korea

There are only two ways the current crisis with North Korea will end: with war or with diplomacy.

Why Some Nuclear Programs Fail and Others Succeed: “Unclear Physics” with Author Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

In her book, “Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons,” Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer says that while many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, few manage to acquire them. What can we learn from the failed attempts by Libya and Iraq? And how do those experiences compare to the seemingly opposite outcome occurring in North Korea? We explore these questions and more in the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW.

 

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Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

The Effect of ROK-Canada Reactor Deals on Korea's Ratification of the NPT

In this Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) Working Paper, Se Young Jang challenges the common narrative that US pressure forced South Korea to ratify the NPT in 1975. Using new evidence from international archives, Jang finds that the decisive pressure came from a different country—Canada.

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